Courthouse reopens after flea infestation

Flea infestation closes courthouse

BENTON, Ky. (KFVS) - It is business as usual at the Marshall County District Courthouse in Benton, Kentucky after a flea infestation closed the building for two days.

The courthouse reopened Friday, Aug. 9.

According to Marshall County District Court Clerk Tiffany Fralicx Griffith the two day closure was for health and safety reasons.

Fralicx Griffith said cleaning crew discovered that the courtroom was infested with fleas Wednesday morning.

Later in the afternoon, a local exterminator arrived at the courthouse and sprayed a chemical to get rid of the fleas.

The Circuit Court Judge said anyone with court dates during the closure will receive a letter by mail with a rescheduled date.

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